Welshpool Mid Wales Airport lies in the beautiful Severn valley and is on the edge of some of the most stunning open flying country anywhere in the UK.
Developed from the 1990s onwards, the airport is now a home for numerous business and light aircraft. It is also the base for the Mid Wales Air Ambulance. Here you can get lessons and gain a licence flying helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and microlights. You could also just come along and watch the comings and goings of a busy general aviation hub.
The line-up has now been confirmed for this year's Bob Jones Memorial Airshow, with a great mixture of returning favourites and some new surprises.
This year we have a strong WW2 theme, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. We are very pleased to have pulled off the last flying B-16 in Europe. We will also be welcoming a Fairey Swordfish, a biplane that was active in many naval battles - including the sinking of the Bismarck Battleship in 1941. Plus, no airshow would be complete without the Battle of Britain Display - this year featuring the Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane.
The allied aircraft will be facing off the Messerschmitt BF109 fighter and the Old Bückers, this year in new Luftwaffe Livery.
Want something more modern? Well it doesn't get any more modern than the Eurofighter Typhoon This state of the art pride of the RAF is guaranteed to wow the crowds (and possible increase sales in ear plus!).
Laura Richardson returns in her beautiful Pitts Special while Bob Pooler has a new aircraft - an Aviat Husky. We can't wait to see what he can do with it! Meanwhile Team Raven will return with some amazing formation aerobatics and the Breathing Wing Walkers will dazzle the crowds with their mid-air stunts. If that wasn't enough, the Silver Stars Parachute Display team return with their entertaining display, while the Transport Festival will be full of classic vehicles.
The Bob Jones Memorial Airshow returns Sunday 19th June 2016. Further details can be found on the dedicated website.
A limited number of places are available to those who wish to fly into this year’s Bob Jones Memorial Airshow on Sunday 19th June 2016.
You will need to gain PPR by telephone on 01938 555560 or via email at least 48 hours in advance. Please note that we can only accept visiting aircraft before any RA(T) which may be set up for flying displays. Please see NOTAMS for this. In addition, no movements will be allowed until after the last flying display has cleared (around 5pm), at which time there will be a queuing system for departing aircraft. You will not be able to remain airside for the duration of the airshow (i.e. you must enter the showground).
For further details, please contact us here.